October 22, 2021

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Donnelly is not an appropriate nomination as ambassador to Vatican, Criterion reader says

Page 10 of the Oct. 15, 2021, issue of The Criterion includes a story from Catholic News Service on the nomination of former Indiana Sen. Joseph Donnelly to be the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

Unfortunately, the article perpetuates the myth that he was pro-life. As of the 2018 election cycle, he voted for 80% of the National Abortion Rights Action League-supported legislation. At the same time, he voted for only 40% of National Right to Life-supported legislation, as cited at justfacts.votesmart.org. (For more on Donnelly, visit cutt.ly/Donnelly)

Such an inappropriate nomination and disrespect to the Vatican was overlooked by including the article in your paper.

- Michael T. Schaefer | Indianapolis

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